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May 28, 2023 Day of Pentecost: Liturgical Color - Red
We will love God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and serve others.
T O D A Y A T FI R S T C H U R C H
WELCOME TO FIRST REFORMED CHURCH! Today, Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Spirit’s establishment of the church — the body of Christ that still embraces and empowers all. Welcome!
OUR CHURCH HELPERS TODAY * Greeters-Art Kilburg & Candie Schipper. Greeter-Ramp Door-Arnie Vogel. Children’s Sermon-Janvrin’s. Scripture Reader-Nancy Dykstra. Sound System-Dave Sheckler. Projector-Brian Bush. Song Leader-Eric & Carol Janvrin. Social Time-Candie Schipper. Food Pantry-Charlie & Marcia Carter. Elder Prayer After Worship-Candie Schipper. Open Church-Eric Janvrin. Thank you for your help!
THIS MORNING Pastor Chuck will preach.
SOCIAL TIME will be held in the library. Everyone is welcome to grab a cup of coffee and a treat.
T H I S W E E K A T F I R S T C H U R C H :
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:
11:30 A.M. * Feed the Children.
NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 4:
9:00 A.M. * Pastor Chuck will preach. We will receive the Lord’s Supper and collect our missionary offering.
CHURCH HELPERS * Greeters-Peg Kilburg & Garry Medema. Greeter-Ramp Door-Mark Krum. Children’s Sermon-None. Scripture Reader-Peg Kilburg. Sound System-Art Kilburg. Projector-Karin Bush. Song Leader-Julie Bielema. Social Time-None. Food Pantry-Chuck & LeAnn Smith. Elder Prayer After Worship-Garry Medema. Open Church-Eric Janvrin.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Matt & Sheila Huizenga. They will be married for 26 years on May 31. Congratulations!
OUR SYMPATHY is expressed to Art & Peggy Kilburg. Art’s sister, Elaine Till, passed away. A private service will be held at a later date.
UPDATE ON THE HOSPITALIZED & PRAYER CONCERNS:
Joyce Hook came home on Thursday. Please keep all the members of our congregation in your prayers.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF INTEREST:
WE HAVE A NEW DVD ready for checkout: Jesus Revolution. It can be found on the library desk. In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places—until he meets Lonnie Frisbee, a charismatic hippie street preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith, they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME magazine dubbed a “Jesus Revolution.” This film has had great success recently in theaters. It is based on a true story and is rated PG-13. It includes many special features and runs for 120 minutes.
CHECK IT OUT!! The kids planted flowers out in the courtyard. They did a great job. Thank you to the donor of the planter box. It’s a great addition.
HELPERS ARE NEEDED to open church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please sign up in the consistory room.
CHURCH POTLUCK will be held on June 11 at 11:30 A.M. here at church out on the pad on west lawn. BBQ Pulled Pork, drinks, and table service will be provided. You are asked to bring a salad or dessert. In case of rain, we will meet inside.
FUNDRAISER NIGHT at Pizza Hut on 2nd St. in Clinton on June 12 and July 10 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. We will receive 20% of the sales for those nights. This will help support our Football & Cheerleader Breakfast.
THE NURSERY is available for your use if needed.
THE FOOD PANTRY ITEMS for June are Peanut Butter or Tuna Fish. Please help support the pantry by bringing a donation to church.
SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Road, Fulton, IL, welcomes Sacred Call Ministries to their outdoor stage for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 6:00 P.M. Sacred Call is a Southern Gospel Quartet based out of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. As a ministry, Sacred Call is committed to preserving the rich heritage of Southern Gospel Music and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through a mix of classic, southern, country and slightly newer gospel music songs. The group claims 1 Peter 2:9 as their foundation and purpose. Each member of the group has been "called out" of darkness into the marvelous light and life of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord. You will be blessed by their singing, but more importantly, you will be encouraged, uplifted and challenged by their message in song and testimony. A meal will be served prior to the concert. BBQ, Hot Dogs, Chips, Baked Beans and of course Desserts. Food will be served from 4:30 P.M. until the concert starts at 6:00 P.M. The cost of the meal will be a donation. Please join us in the valley for an evening of music and ministry. A free will offering will be taken. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors.